Math 1342 Elementary Statistics




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Math 1342 Elementary Statistics

Synonym and Section: 38471 (04)

Time: 7:30-9:00 am

Campus and Room: NRG 2244

Instructor: Gustavo Cepparo

 

Office Number: 2153 NRG

Office Hours: TThF 9:00am -10:00am

M W 4:20pm – 5:20pm



Office Phone: 223-4443

 

Email: gcepparo@austincc.edu

Web: www.austincc.edu/gcepparo



Other hours by appointment.

 


 

Course Description: A first course in statistics for students in business; nursing; allied health; or the social, physical, or behavioral sciences; or for any student requiring knowledge of the fundamental procedures for data organization and analysis. Topics include frequency distributions, graphing, measures of location and variation, the binomial and normal distributions, z-scores, t-test, chi-square test, F-test, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra or the equivalent or a satisfactory score on the appropriate placement test. (MTH 1563)

 

Statement of Prerequisite Requirements: Students who have passed the TSI math or COMPASS math to be eligible for college-level courses have satisfied the math prerequisite requirement. Students should also have college-level reading skills. Students who are exempt from TSI should have had two years of high school algebra to satisfy the prerequisite.

Students in MATH 1342 will be expected to:

1. understand material from the text after reading it.

2. do homework using fairly complicated formulas after seeing one example

3. do some, but not much, algebraic manipulation of formulas

 

 Outside Help: ACC main campuses have Learning Labs which offer free first-come first-serve tutoring in mathematics courses. Students should bring their text, course handouts, and notes when they come to the Learning Lab. The locations, contact information and hours of availability of the Learning Labs are available from http://www2.austincc.edu/rvslab/ll.html



 

Required Texts:

  • The Basic Practice of Statistics, 3nd ed., by David S. Moore

  • MINITAB Manual for Moore’s The Basic Practice of Statistics, 3nd ed., by Greenberg

Required Technology:

  1. 1.       Calculator with statistical functions. If you are buying a calculator, you might want to buy one that does both one-variable and two-variable statistical functions. (Can be purchased for under $20.) If you already have a calculator and don’t know whether it is adequate, ask your instructor.

  2. 2.       Access to MINITAB computer software. For classroom sections, you are not expected to buy this. It is available in the computer labs. Your instructor will give you a handout about using MINITAB at your campus. For information about the availability of MINITAB at other campuses, check the course website . If, after you have become familiar with the software in the lab, you want to buy a copy, please see the appropriate section of that website for information. Or contact mparker@austincc.edu )

 


Optional Material:

    •          Study Guide for Moore’s The Basic Practice of Statistics by Flignar and Notz

    •          Videotapes: “Against All Odds” series. See the course website for availability on the web, in the LRS, and on TV: http://www.austincc.edu/mparker/1342/tf/.

 

 

Instructional Methodology: This course is taught in the classroom as a lecture/discussion course.

 

Course Rationale: Students will learn to


  1. Determine the aspects of a question, if any, for which statistics can provide relevant information.

  2. Analyze statistical studies, particularly regarding appropriate sampling and experimental design.

  3. Select and use appropriate statistical analyses to get useful information from data.

  4. Communicate knowledge using standard statistical language and also interpret it in non-technical language.

This course meets the Core Curriculum requirement in mathematics. It meets the requirement for an introductory statistics course for students in many majors such as business, health sciences, and social sciences.

 

Calendar:



5.5-week semester

Week 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Week 2: 5, 6, Review, 7, 8, 9

Week 3: 10, 13, 14, 15, Review

Week 4: 16, 17, 18, 19, Review

Week 5: 20, 21

1/2 week: optional chap., Final Exam

 

Suggested Testing Scheme

Test 1: 1, 2, 3

Test 2: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Test 3: 9, 10, 13, 14

Test 4: 15, 16, 17

Test 5: 18, 19, 20, 21



Attendance is required in this course. Students who miss more than 4 classes may be withdrawn. After the withdrawal deadline, neither the student nor the instructor may initiate a withdrawal. It is the student's responsibility to initiate withdrawals in this course.

 

Incomplete grades (I) will be given only in very rare circumstances. Generally, to receive a grade of I, a student must have taken all examinations, be passing, and have a personal tragedy occur after the last date to withdraw which prevents course completion.

 

Grading: Homework and quizzes 15%

Tests 17% each

 

No late testing, make-up exams or re-testing under any circumstances. Students will have the option of replacing the lowest test with the final test grade.

 


Grading Scale:

A 90- 100

B 80- 89

C 70- 79


D 60- 69

F 0- 59


 

Homework: Assigned daily and collected Friday. I will not grade any disorganized or difficult-to-read assignments. Your homework is your best piece of work - do it every day. I will not accept homework in loose sheets of paper. I can address only few homework questions during class due to the short time we have to cover the syllabus, so I encourage everyone to visit me during office hours.

No late homework under any circumstances.

 

Format:



Stapled and no ripped pages from a notebook.



Your name at the top of each page.

 

The first page should state the class, section number, instructor's name, and book sections included in the homework assignment.

 

Label each question clearly, specifying the section and the exercise number (i.e. 4.1 #32)

 

Organized, clean and easy to read.

 

Which problems: The required homework problems are listed in bold type below. The problems in brackets do not have to be turn in. Use them as you read the text, as needed, to check your understanding.

Technology:

Problems with (M) have some part for which you are required to use MINITAB. You may use MINITAB on additional problems if you wish. Problems with a C require a statistical calculator (mean and standard deviation) or MINITAB. On the problems requiring technology, as on all homework, you should spend as much time and thought answering questions about what the results mean as you spend calculating. Your answers should reflect this. During the test, you will not have MINITAB and may not be allowed to use a graphing calculator. Test questions will be adjusted to reflect the tools you have available at that time. Ask your instructor in advance what you will be allowed to use on each test.

If it is more convenient for you to just go to the computer lab once a week (in a 16-week semester) to do the accumulated MINITAB homework, that will be fine.

 


Chapter 1: [1, 5, 7, 9, 10(M)], 15, 17, 19, 21, 26, 28, 29(M)

Chapter 2: [1(C), 3, 5, 8(C)], 13(M), 14, 15, 19(M), 23(M), 29, 30, 31

Chapter 3: [1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13], 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29

Chapter 4: [1, 3, 4&5(M), 7, 8ac(M), 9(M), 11], 15, 17, 19, 25, 27(M), 29

Chapter 5: [3(M), 5, 6, 7, 9(M) (you’ll need to draw at least one line by hand), 11, 13], 15(M), 17, 19(M Type in the data values yourself), 21, 25, 31, 35, 39(M), 41

Chapter 6: [3, 5, 7(M)], 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23


Review I: 6(M The data file is numbered by the table, not the problem number), 7(M), 8(M), 9(M), 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 31


 

Chapter 7: [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15], 17, 19, 23, 29, 33, 34(M), 37

Chapter 8: [1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13], 17, 21a, 23, 25, 31, 35, 39

Chapter 9: [7, 9, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22], 25, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36(M), 37, 40, 41

Chapter 10: [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15], 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31(M), 33, 37

Chapters 11 and 12: If these chapters are covered, assignments will be provided.

Chapter 13: [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11], 15, 19(M), 21, 23, 25, 27

Chapter 14: [1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19], 27, 28, 31, 34, 37, 39, 43, 45

Chapter 15: [1, 3, 5, 6(M), 7, 9, 13], 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29

Review II: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 23, 27, 29, 33

 

Chapter 16: [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11(C or M), 13(C or M), 15(M)], 17, 19(use sample mean=224.002), 21, 23(C or M), 25, 31, 35, 37(M)



Chapter 17: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7(M), 13(verify only t, not df), 15], 25, 29(C or M), 31, 33(C or M) 41, 42, 43

Chapter 18: [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13(optional), 17, 19], 21, 23, 27(optional), 29, 33, 35

Chapter 19: [1, 3(optional), 7], 15, 21(M), 25(M)

Review III: 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 31, 33

Chapter 20: [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13(optional)] 17, 21, 23, 25(M), 29, 33(M)

Chapter 21: [1ab(M), 3(M), 5, 7, 8(M), 11, 12, 13, 15, 16], 17, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 27, 29(M), 31(M), 35(M)

 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 


Statement on Students with Disabilities


Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office of Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester.

It is also recommended that instructors add the following:

Students who are requesting accommodation must provide the instructor with a letter of accommodation from the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) at the beginning of the semester. Accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the letter of accommodation from OSD.

 

Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty

Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, work, research or self-expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to, tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations; and homework.

 

Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty Penalty


Students who violate the rules concerning scholastic dishonesty will be assessed an academic penalty that the instructor determines is in keeping with the seriousness of the offense. This academic penalty may range from a grade penalty on the particular assignment to an overall grade penalty in the course, including possibly an F in the course. ACC's policy can be found in the Student Handbook page 33 or on the web at:

http://www.austincc.edu/handbook/

 

Statement on Academic Freedom


Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good. The common good depends upon a search for truth and upon free expression. In this course the professor and students shall strive to protect free inquiry and the open exchange of facts, ideas, and opinions. Students are free to take exception to views offered in this course and to reserve judgment about debatable issues. Grades will not be affected by personal views. With this freedom comes the responsibility of civility and a respect for a diversity of ideas and opinions. This means that students must take turns speaking, listen to others speak without interruption, and refrain from name-calling or other personal attacks.

 

Statement on Student Discipline

Classroom behavior should support and enhance learning. Behavior that disrupts the learning process will be dealt with appropriately, which may include having the

student leave class for the rest of that day. In serious cases, disruptive behavior may lead to a student being withdrawn from the class. ACC's policy on student



discipline can be found in the Student Handbook page 32 or on the web at: http://www.austincc.edu/handbook/

 

 


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